An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (parched)
a. arid
El aloe vera crece en climas áridos.Aloe vera grows in arid climates.
b. dry
El 85% de las zonas áridas del país son desiertos.85% of the dry regions in the country are deserts.
2. (difficult and unexciting)
a. dry
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
Dejé el curso porque las lecturas eran sumamente áridas.I dropped the class because the readings were extremely dry.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (commerce)
a. dry goods
El barco transporta áridos y barriles de ron.The ship carries dry goods and barrels of rum.
4. (architecture)
a. sand and gravel
El camión que transporta los áridos llegó a la construcción.The truck carrying sand and gravel arrived to the construction site.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (terreno, clima)
a. arid, dry
2. (libro, tema)
a. dry
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. dry goods
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arid; dry
1 áridos (Com) dry goods
medida para áridos dry measure
2 (hormigón) sand and cement
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